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Pink Sequin Lace Shift Dress

Pink and lace and sequins, oh my! When told to make a fancy dress, lace seems appropriate. Sequins are also appropriate. And in my mind, pink is appropriate for every occasion. So when I found this delicious fabric that combined all three, it obviously needed to become a fancy dress! I underlined the dress with silk habotai (the lining that Minerva included with the kit was a bit heavier than I had in mind) so oh boy does it feel dreamy to wear. I bound all of the seams and the neck in the same habotai. I opted to leave the sleeves unlined for a little bit of sex appeal, but it’s quite subtle as the pink underlining isn’t too far away in color from my pink skin! Yes, my choice of vintage McCalls 9575 dress pattern was heavily influenced by Heather Lou’s lovely sequin shift. Fortunately, my sequins were much, much easier …

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Pink Sequin Lace Dress Sneak-Peak

In celebration of Minerva Crafts’ big meetup (coming up on the 14th. Oh how I wish I could be there!), they sent each of us in their blogging network extra-fancy materials so we could make an extra-fancy dress. They will all be revealed on the day of the meetup, but we were given permission to post sneak-peaks ahead of time. I picked vintage McCalls 9575 for the dress because I thought that the simple silhouette would be perfect to show off the gorgeous lace fabric. Excuse me, the gorgeous lace and sequin fabric! I ended up sewing the whole dress on the sewing machine that my mom learned to sew on in the 70’s. An old Kenmore. My new(ish) Pfaff was in the shop for a couple days so I started the dress on the Kenmore and I enjoyed sewing on her so much (as is usually the case when …